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Following Complete Interior and Exterior Renovation a Former Holiday Inn
Reopens as Crowne Plaza in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

ATLANTA (July 10, 2008) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms, today announced that a Crowne Plaza in Glen Ellyn, Ill., will open within a month, after a complete renovation from a Holiday Inn.  
The completely redesigned Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard is located in an affluent suburb of Chicago near major highways and the Interstate 88 research and development corridor.  Nearby key businesses include Sara Lee Corporation, Accenture, Deloitte and McDonald’s Corporation.  Guests at the Crowne Plaza will also be close to shopping malls and the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center.

The property, located at 1250 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, Ill., is owned by Glen Ellyn Hospitality, LLC, and managed by F and F Realty, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. 

Socially responsible, the 148,000 square foot Crowne Plaza will feature a guest recycling program, low-emissivity windows to reduce energy loss, and Glen Prairie Restaurant, which supports natural and sustainable farming practices.  The hotel has 119 guestrooms, including nine two-room suites with microwave, refrigerator, wet bar, soaking tub, dual showerhead and two LCD televisions.  Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is available throughout the hotel, and wired high-speed Internet access is available in guestrooms and meeting space.  The hotel offers an indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center and complimentary shuttle service.
“We are pleased to welcome our fourth Crowne Plaza to the Chicago market," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, the Americas.  "This property has undergone a complete renovation to upgrade to Crowne Plaza brand standards, and its premier location near several large corporations will make it an ideal destination for small or medium sized meetings."
The hotel will feature the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, which is available at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the Americas.  Sleep Advantage encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include new bedding,  guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones, night lights, drape clips, sleep CDs, sleep tips and amenities such as eye masks, ear plugs and lavender spray.
Also consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel will offer a comprehensive meetings package to ensure a seamless planning process and exceptional meeting experience consisting of three key components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, Crowne Meetings Director and a Daily Meetings Debrief.  The hotel offers 9,400 square feet of meeting space for business functions and special events, with seven meeting rooms, including two ballrooms.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms.  IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, almost 4,000 hotels and more than 590,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.

InterContinental Hotels Group
Caroline Sanfilippo
Corporate Communications
 Direct Line: 770-604-2495 

Also See: F & F Realty, Ltd. Completes Multi Million Dollar Transformation, Opens the Doubletree Hotel Chicago-Arlington Heights / June 2006
InterContinental Hotels Group and Lane Hospitality Collaborate On a New Crowne Plaza Prototype; Designed with Both Owners and Guests in Mind / November 2006


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